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general john allen is connected to gill kelly. details ahead. plus a late night search of the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything that we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. breaking news overnight in the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus. this morning defense secretary leon panetta announced the man who succeeded david petraeus is under investigation himself. general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general investiga
to face a barrage of questions about general david petraeus' admitted affair, the time line of the fbi investigation and when exactly the president was told about it. meanwhile, the white house says the president still has faith in general john allen. he, of course, is the current u.s. commander in afghanistan who is now under investigation by the pentagon's inspector general for what officials described as potentially inappropriate e-mails with one of the women directly involved in the case. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has more on this ever-widening story. >> reporter: the scandal involving two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paul broadwell ensnared not only petraeus but his successor. john allen who took over from petraeus in afghanistan and is the president's choice to be supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, a nomination now temporarily on hold. >> sweetheart, thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious -- >> reporter: the general is married with a sterling record but on a flig
, the woman that petraeus' mistress allegedly sent threatening e-mails to you. the fbi reportedly uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 allegedly inappropriate e-mails between allen and kelley. she's a social liaison at the military base in florida. the general insists he's friends with kelley, but paula broadwell apparently saw her as a romantic rival. the fbi is keeping quiet of a search of broadwell's home. agents searched her home for five hours last night. they left with several boxes. broadwell's relationship with petraeus first came to light when the fbi began investigating jill kelley's claims that broadwell had sent her threatening e-mails. and the fbi is putting together a time line of the investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until recently. they didn't know about the probe until last tuesday even though it had been going on for months. senate intelligence chair dianne feinstein said she learned about it from the media last week. meantime, she says petraeus will still testify before the committee about last month's deadly attack on the embassy in li
-mails with jill kelley. she is the florida socialite who led the fbi to petraeus. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. good evening from capitol hill. coincidentally, general kelley is not in afghanistan tonight. he came here to washington for a hearing that was to be held tomorrow. it has been put off, day after tomorrow on, what allen still hope will be his promotion to a better job. instead, his reputation is being called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until the disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents that were called inappropriate. allen insisted there was no affair. kelley's complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between broadwell and general david petraeus. unlike petraeus who has admitted infidelity and resign as director of the cia, allen got a vote of confidence today from president obama. >> he has faith in general allen.
. >> more details about the investigation into his affair. and melanie is live in the news room. the fbi may have known for quite some time. >> that's right. been investigating since early summer and he didn't have anything to do with these harassing e-mails but aides close to the general have expressed concerns may have had inappropriate access and that is what led to his decision to resign. >> as he closed out his career, paula was often by his side. a level of access that helped launch her one book career. >> i said i'm going to go for it. i'm not sure he took me eriously. >> there may be new questions about whether he knew and disseminated classified information. we now know the fbi was aware of the affair for months. part of an investigation that began from threatening e-mails that was sent to a family member. and there are questions of timing. was the information held until after the election to protect the president? the white house says no but law makers felt blindsided. >> when she's questions came up, i took the action myself to try to find out and then informed my vice chairman an
secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the petraeus case. fbi investigators had uncovered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between the general and jill kelley whom he and his wife got to know in tampa and were revealing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents including e-mails over two years. officials say some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies an improper relationship. the fbi discovered the e-mails during its investigation of kelley's e-mails, sparked by her complaints about anonymous threats which turned out to be from paula broadwell. they say they found no wrongdoing by general allen but turned the files over to the pentagon which monday ordered its inspector general to investigate. a social link between the two four-star generals, jill kelley who enjoyed socializing with the powerful in tampa while doing volunteer work for military families. she also gave people the impression she had some kind of state department status which officials say she does not. in fact, last weekend, she called police complaining about media
with the air force base there. she contacted the fbi about anonymous so-called threatening e-mails. the fbi traced the e-mails to paula broadwell, the woman who wrote a biography on general david petraeus. the fbi discovered the two had an affair and petraeus resigned as cia director last friday. now another four star general is being dragged into the sex scandal. general john allen, the man running the war in afghanistan, is being investigated for what may have been potentially inappropriate e-mails with none other than jill kelley, the socialite who sparked the investigation into petraeus in the first place. allen and kelley deny any wrongdoing and the white house backs him up. allen remains president obama's choice to become the supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, but his nomination on hold until the investigation wraps up. >> if the findings are that he's done nothing wrong, then it would be up to the secretary and president to move forward with the nomination. >> a lot of unked an questions. >> well, i think -- unanswered questions. >> well, i think there's some answers
-star general, david petraeus, once considered a possible presidential candidate. this all started with an fbi investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his biographer, a woman named paula broadwell. so, we start this morning, with our senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, who is in washington. pierre, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the nation's keeper of secrets was keeping a scandalous one of his own. and just like that, an affair taints a storied military career and life of service to country. the resignation of the cia director stunned a city not easily shocked. one of the country's most respected and disciplined public officials left office admitting an indiscretion. in a statement to cia employees, petraeus acknowledged an affair and what he called extremely poor judgment. such behavior is unacceptable, the statement said. both as a husband, and as a leader of an organization such as ours. on thursday, petraeus went to the white house to turn in his resignation. the same place he had so frequently been called on to serve. >> it is a great privilege to serve
the timing behind the revelation. house majority leader eric cantor said an fbi employee told him in october about the petraeus affair. by that time an fbi investigation was already under way. the fbi told the director of national intelligence james clapper on election night, according to a senior u.s. intelligence official. the white house says it was notified the day after the election, and the president the following day. that doesn't make sense to house homeland security chairman peter king. >> this seems to have been going on for several months yet now it appears they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> "the new york times" reports the fbi actually started its investigation late this summer. the house and senate intelligence committees were also caught by surprise. >> are you going to investigate why the fbi didn't notify you before? >> yes, absolutely. i mean, this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> the fbi was investigating harassing e-
that an ethically sketchy, politically motivated fbi agent could spark an incendiary federal investigation tunnelling into private lives to help a woman he liked and later blow it up to hurt a president he didn't like. it's also worrisome that the nation's spymaster who had presided in the military where adultery could result in court-martial could not have found a more clandestine manner of talking naughty to his biograph biographer, baby, than a gmail drop box used by terrorists, teenagers and authors. the scandal is a good reminder that although mccain and palin earned total trust, these guys are human beings working under extremely stressful circumstances, and their judgments are not beyond reproach. one of the elements of the story that hasn't been referred to greatly in all of the coverage because of the obvious, that's atop the coverage, is the repeated assignments to iraq and afghanistan. not only among the brass but obviously the deployments, among the troops, seven, eight, nine deployments. it takes -- exacts a crushing burden on families. >> i mean, in the heart of this whole st
in afghanistan. >> reporter: the fbi discovered at fair between petraeus and broadwell while the agency was investigating harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to jill kelley. kelley is a long-time friend of petraeus and his wife holly. no word on how kelley and broadwell are connected. >> that is crazy. read about the story in the last few days but i didn't realize people involved were right down the street here. so it is interesting. but it's sad. it's too bad. >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein is chairman. senate intelligence committee. she is calling the fbi's handling of the investigation into question. >> i mean this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it. >> although petraeus has resigned, he may still be called to testify. stify. >>> making headlines this morning, police are still on the hunt for the men wanted in a shooting of a restaurant manager. investigators say the manager of a taco bell confronted some people who were fighting in the parking lot early sunday morning
. get all the detas at polaris.com. >> it is it a busy day in washington. fbi investigation that uncovered cia director david petraeus' affair started when the agency monitored petraeus' e-mail it comes before he was expected to testify in congress. in the top of the hour we'll have more. and two weeks after super storm sandep hit the northeast. thousands of new yorkers don't have power. the governor threatened to pull long island authority franchise. coming up live from staten island president obama will meet with congressional leaders. trying to avoid a fiscal cliff. we'll look at that and more in a moment. stay with us. . >> fears of the fiscal cliff smacking stocks this week and comes as we fiped out the average balance of a 401 account is record high. what should people do to protect themselves from this? >> doing what i am doing lately. i am putting it percentage wise in cash. more americans are saving because they are scared of what is going to happen. bad for the short-term economy. captital gains and dividends tax is raised it will be bad for the stock market. >> in
of the f.b.i. former petraeus spokesman says that the retired general is in his words truly remorseful. bob orr will bring us the latest on petraeus' resignation in just a few minutes. president obama can add florida to the list of states he won election day. state officials yesterday announced mr. obama captured 50% of the to mitt romney's 49.1%. in beverly hills yesterday the blue and white beginningham dress that judy garland wore was sold for $480,000. it was a major upset in college football yesterday. number one, alabama, lost to texas a&m. crimson threatenedded to turn the tide in the fourth quarter but this pass was intercepted and texas a&m held on to beat the previously undefeated crimson tide 29-24. now for today's weather. the coasts are clear and mild. but a line of thunderstorms is working its way across the country. the forecast for the week ahead shows more rain as well as seasonable cooldown in most parts. coming,, ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the b
a brighter spotlight into david patraeus. overnight fbi agents saefrped the home of the alleged mistress with lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. defense secretary penetta says patraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and for most. >> and as far as general allen is concerned, senior u.s. official says he h done nothing wrong but the investigation continues and they are going through 20 to 30,000 documents just in this case. >> thank you, doug. congress returns to work today. no doubt at the top of the agenda is avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. they have until december 31st to reach a compromise or tax increases and spending cuts will kick in. president obama and vice president biden will find a balanced approach to reduce the federal deficit. >>> and now to a news alert out of the district. former dc council chair qualmie brown will be sentenced on bank charges. >> also ca
the fbi to take over the search for victims of the notorious speed freak killers. they say the mother is better equipped to handle the investigation. the girl's remains were found by the sheriff's excavator. they supplied additional funds for that search but also asked the sheriff if the fbi would be willing to take over the case. >>> a murder charge dismissed. a judge says police illegally took over the case of a man who was claimed to be a community leader. they violated gregory elarm's fifth amendment request when they ignored his request for an attorney and continued questioning him. he confessed to killing 54-year-old david lewis in the parking lot of hillsdale shopping center in june of 2010. the d.a. will now decide whether to refile the murder charge or repeal the judge's decision. he remains behind bars tonight on an unrelated charge. >>> a second suspect has been accused of setting a muni bus on fire following the giants' win. he is charged with three felonies, including arson. police are looking for three other suspects who vandalized muni buses that same night. the other s
gallagherreports. >> jill kelley is the florida socialite who triggered the fbi investigation into then cia director david petraeus. some 20,000 edmonton mails were uncovered between general john allen and kelley. the president has faith in the general. >> the president has put on hold his nomination pending the investigation of general allen's conduct. the president has nominated general dunford to be the next commander. >> reporter: jill kelley has found herself in the center of this. she has requested help. >> i don't know if by any chance because i'm he and honorary consul general so they should not be on my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. >> reporter: those who know kelley are also speaking out. >> if you know my sister the way i do, she is number one a mother and number two a wife. for anybody to paint her other than that is completely wrong. >> if jill made a complaint to the fbi, you can be sure that somebody really went over the line with her. >> reporter: officials who have read the e-mails between kelley and allen say they were n
-mails to the f.b.i. leaving agents to discover the source of those e-mails paula broadwell. and, yes, paula broadwell is the woman who was having an affair with david petraeus. both allen and kelley deny there was anything sexual about their relationship. >>> it's about 5:06. time for the latest your money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. can wall street bounce back? >> let's hope so folks need to know the dow is standing at its lowest level since july. all the damage is just in the last couple of weeks. better than expected earnings from home depot. not enough to calm jitters about the upcoming fiscal cliff. we've been talking about europe's ongoing debt problems all this year but today tech stocks could get a boost after cisco systems reported profits and sales that beat wall street estimates last quarter. the dow stands at 12,756 after falling nearly 59 points. the nasdaq was off by 20 and the s&p 500 was off by five and a half points. >>> toyota has announced a massive recall around the world. this recall affects almost 2.8 million vehicle worldwide and about a m
gears here. now to the bizarre and frustrating search for one of the fbi's most wanted. he's eluded capture because of his average looks. he's able to blend in just about anywhere, making him almost impossible to catch. this morning, his life on the run may finally be over. abbie boudreau has the story. >> reporter: this morning, jason brown is presumably still on the run, eight years to the day. police say he brazenly robbed an armored truck and killed the guard. >> this is just a cold-blooded ambush. >> reporter: brown is one of the fbi's ten most-wanted fugitives. but while he may not been a household name, out of everyone on this list that includes a prison escapee, the fbi gets the most tips about him. because they say, he's just so average. >> when you have someone that is very -- has common features, people will walk by someone, or they'll go into a coffee shop. and they go, that looks like that guy that was on "america's most-wanted." >> reporter: just look at him. in these new age progression photos, the now 43-year-old could pass for the guy next door. average height. aver
that there is now tip or lead that instigated this week's efforts. the availability of fbi resources was apparently ideal for following up on old leads. >> hope they find her. her husband remains a prime suspect. a former officer was convicted of killing his third wife. back in 2007 police pinpointed activity. >> bring my daughter here all the time. just to know that there may be remains here, i hope they could find her. >> would be nice if the family had closure. >> operation seem to be wrapping up for today. there's no indication whether the search will continue again at any point. so far today there's no indication that they have found anything significant >>a prayer vigil will be held tonight for a mother missing for nearly three weeks. the ceremony for linda barr fellenbaum will take place at the apostolic church of god at 63rd and dorchester in chicago's woodlawn neighborhood. she's the mother of three kids. she moved in with her boyfriend in joliet about two months ago and was last seen running from his home, barefoot, on october 21st. police have taken her cell phone and vehicle from hi
judgment for now on the fbi inquiry that exposed david petraeus' personal life and forced him to resign. >> thanks to president obama for the confidence -- >> reporter: david petraeus no longer heads the cia, but he's volunteered to testify this week to congressional benghazi hearings as new details emerge about the e-mails that helped end petraeus' career. >> he's provided this country an extraordinary service. >> reporter: speaking for the first time about the scandal wednesday, president obama praised petraeus for extraordinary service saying he's seen no signs of a national security breach over the course of the investigation. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would've had negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: republican senators brushed off that scandal calling the attack on benghazi far more important. >> there's the weird and the strange and the human failings in one camp. and there is a legitimate question about national security being breached in the other camp. >> reporter: meanwhi
to the compound to do reporting and they found in the compound stuff that our own f.b.i. didn't find. so at this point, i think that it was jake tapper of abc news wrote there is a drip, drip, drip about this. the administration set themselves up for this by blaming video in the first place. i actually am going to complain. i don't think romney brought this up enough. if he had, other reporters would have paid attention earlier. >> bob: it was smart. they found copy of "new yorker" magazine. >> dana: no, they found a letter from him. >> bob: they did? >> kimberly: you should be concerned. >> dana: dated september 11. >> bob: on the other hand i would like to see how many other consulates around the country and embassy asked for backup help. six weeks prior to the event, which nobody expected that ambassador would be in benghazi. >> dana: the letters are on september 11. >> bob: i am talking about the report with the e-mail to the state department. six weeks before, right? she said six weeks before. >> kimberly: yes. >> bob: no notion that ambassador would be there. >> kimberly: something
-mails with jill kelley. kelley is the florida woman who alerted the f.b.i. about threatening e-mails she got. >> if you know my ser, like i said -- my sister, like i said she's a dedicated mother and dedicated wife. >> it's believed the e-mails kelley felt threatened came from broadwell. broadwell is the woman who wrote the biographer about petraeus who became involved in an extramarital affair. john allen denies he's done anything wrong and remains in command. >>> the biggest of the three rescue boats in the d.c. fire department's fleet is in need of massive repairs. the john glenn is 50 years old. thanks to a missed application deadline, its coast guard application has expired. it needs $700,000 worth of repairs, including to its communication system. 9news reporter preeti arla is outside d.c. headquarters with more on another department issue concerning emergency medical services. what is this about? >> reporter: andrea, the fire chief is proposing cutting down the number of medic units working during the overnight hours. there are a lot of questions about this move. will this result in l
with broadwell came to light during an fbi investigation that began last summer. today, attorney general eric holder defended the bureau's decision not to alert president obama and congressional leaders. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. had we made the determination that a threat to national security existed, we would of course have made that known to the president and also to the appropriate members on the hill. >> holman: that investigation also has led to a pentagon probe of the top u.s. commander in afghanistan-- marine general john allen. he's under scrutiny for extensive communications with a tampa, florida woman. allen has denied wrongdoing. defense secretary leon panetta said today no other senior military officials appear to be involved. he spoke during a trip to thailand. >> i'm not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present time. obviously as this matter continues to be investigated both on capitol hill and by the inspector general, i'm sure we'll have to wait and see what
in libya. it killed four americans including ambassador christopher stevens. in the coming days the fbi says it will interrogate a suspect tied to that attack. the u.s. asked turkey to detain -- he was then transferred to tanisha where he is being held. >>> the american soldier accused of a quilling rampage is set to appear in a military court. he is charged with killing 16 afghans. mostly women and children. last march now tomorrow is a pretrial hearing at a military base in washington state. the second weak of hearing take places in the evening. so afghan villagers can testify. though they plan to flee to afghanistan. >>> the commander and top officers of a san diego based navy have been relieved of duty. the navy made the announcement after the investigation found the officers were drunk and disorderly during a september visit. they left san diego in may far seven month deployment. >>> egypt christian church has a new pope. the boy wearing a blindfold chose the name of the new pay tree arch from a crystal chalice. the new pope will be the new leader. they have long complained of disc
to the polls. all weekend, we awe the voters waiting up to eight hours to cast an early ballot. the fbi is investigating after dozens of voters went out to voters, mainly republicans, questioning their eligibility to vote. also in the swing states of ohio and wisconsin we've got tensions brewing over some billboards that went alleging voter fraud. and now reports of phony phone calls. these are new reports that just came out over the evening. and other swing state phone calls that went out predominantly african-american voters, giving them fake information about the polls. a lot of this could extend past election day. >> and hurricane sandy, josh. >> yes, election officials in the storm zones making sure that the voters displaced by the hurricane are able to cast their ballots today. portable polling booths have been set up inside tents. shuttle buses carrying voters to alternate sites. and people in the hardest-hit areas are being allowed to vote at any polling location in their state. some people in new jersey can also vote by e-mail. although, they have to send in a paper ballot as a
by former fbi director. prosecutors will contend that the e-mails show that they agreed not to report a 2001 allegation that sandusky sexually abused a young boy in the penn state shower room. the ex-officials have all vehemently denied the charges and he said he was only told sandusky was quote, horsing around with the boy. one of his lawyers said last night they are preparing to make their own statement later today. >> thank you very much. >>> more than 1,000 residents near louisville, kentucky, are waiting to return to their homes after authorities say workers accidentally sparked a chemical fire at the site of a train derailment. at least three workers suffered serious burns. residents outside the evacuation zone have been warned to stay indoors. >>> a pair of suspected smugglers along our border with mexico might get an "a" for creativity. look at this, suv got stuck on atop a 14-foot fence. they apparently tried to use homemade ramps to get their vehicle over the border when they were spotted on the mexican side trying to free their vehicle, they left the vehicle and they escaped on fo
internationally. all righty, coming up, what did the f.b.i. find inside paula broadwell's home? was she really storing state secrets? there is a huge update to this story. >> it's that time again. michelle malkin counting down her top political turkeys of the year. i'm sure she doesn't have much to talk about this election year. >> she doesn't hold back, does she? >> no i on a lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. nespresso. where i never have to compromise on anything. ♪ where just one touch creates the perfect coffee. where every cappuccino and latte is only made with fresh milk. and where the staff is exceptionally friendly. ♪ nespresso. what else? >> welcome back. happy thanksgiving, everybody. we've had an election season full of highs and lows and an honor of thanksgiving, fox news contributor, michelle malkin is counting down her top political turkeys of the year. she joins us from colorado springs. happy thanksgiving, michelle. >> you, too. to all of you, thank you
talking points she went on sunday shows with came from fbi and cia not the white house and state department. which kind of threw a little bit of water on some critics who were arguing that her initial response was somehow politically motivated to protect the president. >> and now she's saying she would love to discuss everything with john mccain personally. i fiend interesting. >> wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall of that discussion. >> definitely. >>> now, to the stunning resignation of congressman jesse jackson jr. he is giving of his seat after 17 years in the house. jackson won re-election though in the mayo clinic at the time being treated for bipolar disorder. now, in his resignation letter, he said his deteriorating health is diminishing his ability to serve. jackson reportedly facing a federal investigation as well into possible misuse of campaign funds. >>> okay. if you are not already where you want to be to celebrate turkey day, now might be the time, the perfect time, to hit the road. >> little traffic at this hour for sure. the nation's highways are a lot les
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